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Directions to Paint Out Locations

NOTE: Some Parks have small entrance fees for day-use parking ($5 or less)

Brighton Dam Azalea Gardens
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
Move to the right lane as you approach the intersection with Rt. 32, but do not get onto Rt. 32
Immediately after passing the ramps to Rt. 32, go RIGHT onto Ten Oaks Rd (the right-hand lane is a right turn only lane onto Ten Oaks)
At the fork, bear LEFT onto Brighton Dam Road; go about 3 miles
Immediately after crossing the dam, turn LEFT into the parking lot of the Visitors' Center

Brookside Gardens: 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD
Take Route 29 SOUTH and make a RIGHT onto Fairland Ave (that's about 16 miles south of the intersection of Route 29 and Route 40 in Ellicott City)
Go 2.3 miles and turn RIGHT onto East Randolph Road
Go 2.9 miles and turn LEFT onto Heurich Road
Go 3-tenths of a mile; the Gardens are located where Heurich Rd ends at Glenallen Ave
See their site:  www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside/contact_hours_directions.shtm

Brown's Bridge
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 216 WEST towards Fulton (3rd exit of traffic circle)
Go about 3 miles on 216 heading west and make a LEFT on Browns Bridge Rd
Follow Browns Bridge Rd down to the reservoir and park on the NORTH side of the bridge, where we'll meet (don't cross the bridge)

C&O Canal, Riley's Lock (Lock #24)
Take Route 29 NORTH; stay to the LEFT as you pass the split for I-70 East and continue on 29 North to the ramps to I-70 WEST (there are two ramps to I-70 West, one on each side of 29; you can use either of them); get onto I-70 WEST
Follow I-70 WEST for about 19 miles and take the exit for Route 27 SOUTH
Follow 27 SOUTH for about 10 miles and make a RIGHT on Brink Road
A half mile later Brink Road merges briefly with Rt 355 (Rockville Pike) for about a quarter mile, then you take a LEFT onto Old Baltimore Road West
Follow Old Baltimore Road West for about 2 and a half miles, then turn LEFT onto Rt 121 (Clarksburg Road)
Follow 121 south across Little Seneca Lake; pass Rt 117 on the right, go under the railroad bridge, and take the next RIGHT onto White Ground Road (it may be called Clopper Road until it swings south again)
Follow White Ground Road south for about 4 and a quarter miles, then take a little jog LEFT on 28 (Darnestown Rd) and immediately RIGHT again onto Sugarland Road
Follow Sugarland Road south about 1 and a quarter miles and make a LEFT onto Montevideo Road
Continue south on Montevideo Road for a little over 2 miles until it dead-ends at River Road: go LEFT
Follow River Road for a quarter mile and right after you cross Seneca Creek turn RIGHT onto Riley's Lock Road; follow it down to the parking lot at Riley's Lock.  

Centennial Park
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
From the first traffic light at Columbia Road, go 7 tenths of a mile and then turn RIGHT at the second traffic light at the entrance to Centennial Park
Follow the signs to the Boat Ramp Dock (make the first RIGHT and then swing LEFT down to the Boat ramp parking lot)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Clark's Elioak Farm: 10380 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City, MD
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
Pass through three traffic lights: the first at Columbia Road; the second at Ten Mills Road/Centennial Park; and the third at Beaverbrook/Centennial Lane.
The driveway entrance to Clark's Elioak Farm is on your RIGHT; it is 1.4 miles west from the first light at Columbia Road and just one tenth a mile past the third traffic light at Beaverbrook/Centennial Lane. The entrance is marked by the mailbox with the address (10380) and by two stone pillars. Go down the driveway and park at the farm house complex.
See their site:   www.clarklandfarm.com/DIRECTIONS%20TO%20ELIOAK.htm

Clark's Elioak Petting Farm: 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City, MD
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
Pass through three traffic lights: the first at Columbia Road; the second at Ten Mills Road/Centennial Park; and the third at Beaverbrook/Centennial Lane.
The driveway entrance to Clark's Elioak Farm is on your RIGHT; it is1.4 miles west from the first light at Columbia Road and just one tenth a mile past the third traffic light at Beaverbrook/Centennial Lane. The entrance is marked by the mailbox with the address (10380) and by two stone pillars. Go down the driveway and park at the farm house complex.
Pass the farmhouse entrance (10380) and continue to the entrance to Clark's Petting Farm at 10500 Rt 108 on the RIGHT:  it's the one with the Enchanted Forest sculptures visible from the road.

Cylburn Arboretum: 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
Take Route 29 NORTH; stay to the RIGHT at the split for I-70 EAST and get onto I70 going EAST towards Baltimore
Keep to the LEFT to get onto I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) NORTH towards Towson (don't go too far left, though, or you'll end up in the Security Park & Ride!)
Go about 3 miles and take Exit 18A; stay to the RIGHT for Rt 26 EAST (Liberty Road)
Go about 2 miles and take a LEFT onto Northern Parkway
Go about 3.3 miles and take a RIGHT onto Greenspring Avenue; the entrance will be on your LEFT in about a third of a mile.
See their site:  www.cylburnassociation.org/

Great Falls Park: 9200 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 100 EAST
Take Exit 5A onto I-95 SOUTH
As you near the Capital Beltway, stay in the RIGHT-hand lanes to merge onto I-495 NORTH toward Silver Spring (Exit 27)
As you near I-270, stay in the LEFT-hands lanes to remain on I-495 NORTH
Get into the RIGHT-hand lane as you cross the American Legion Bridge into Virginia and then take Exit 43-44 for Georgetown Pike/Rt 193
Follow the signs for Great Falls Park and merge onto Rt 193 heading WEST
Go about 3.6 miles and turn right into the Park entrance
See the site: www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Greenbridge Area, Tridelphia Reservoir
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
Move to the right lane as you approach the intersection with Rt. 32, but do not get onto Rt. 32
Immediately after passing the ramps to Rt. 32, go RIGHT onto Ten Oaks Rd (the right-hand lane is a right turn only lane onto Ten Oaks)
At the fork, bear LEFT onto Brighton Dam Road; go about 3 miles and cross the dam
Go another mile or so and at the traffic light, turn RIGHT onto New Hampshire / Rt 650
After about ½ mile, turn RIGHT onto Green Bridge Road and follow it to the end at the boat launch parking lot

Howard County Conservancy: 10520 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock, MD
Take Route 29 all the way NORTH, past all the entrance ramps to I-70, till Rt. 29 dead-ends at Old Frederick Road (Route 99)
Turn LEFT onto Old Frederick Road/Rt 99
Go about 3.2 miles to the entrance to the Howard County Conservancy, on the RIGHT
See their site:  www.hcconservancy.org/directions.php

Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum: 12985 Frederick Rd, West Friendship, MD
From Columbia / Route 29, take the exit for Route 40 WEST
Counting the first light at St.John's Lane, go west to the sixth traffic light and turn LEFT onto Frederick Road / Route 144 WEST (do not turn at the fifth light: it says Frederick Rd, but it puts you onto Frederick Rd heading back East)
Go about 4.9 miles to the entrance to the Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum, on the LEFT (it's not too far after you cross Rt 32)
See their site:  www.farmheritage.org/

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens: 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington DC
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 100 EAST
Pass the exits for I-95 and Route 1 and then go SOUTH on Route 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway)
Take the Eastern Avenue exit.  At the top of the ramp, go STRAIGHT through the light, down the service road. Kenilworth Avenue should be on your left, and apartments on the right
Go down two streets and make a RIGHT onto Douglas Street
At the end of Douglas Street, make a RIGHT onto Anacostia Avenue.  The park is about a block and a half up from there on the LEFT
If you miss the exit, take the next one and take the first RIGHT. At the end of the street make another RIGHT, and continue to the park entrance
See the site:  www.nps.gov/keaq/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Lake Elkhorn, Columbia
From Columbia / Route 29, take Exit 18 onto Broken Land Parkway heading EAST
Pass the first (North) Cradlerock Way and turn LEFT onto the second (SOUTH) Cradlerock Way
Pass Broken Staff on the right and then turn RIGHT onto Dockside Lane
Follow that to the parking lot at the Lake

Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia
From Columbia / Route 29, take Exit 20B towards the Town Center
Keep LEFT to stay on Little Patuxent Parkway where it splits with Governor Warfield Parkway
Follow Little Patuxent Parkway past Sterrett Place and Wincopin Circle; turn LEFT at the traffic light just before Little Patuxent Parkway swings to the right at the Library (there's an entrance to Columbia Mall on your right)
Follow that road down to the lower parking lot by the Rouse Building and next to the Lake

Patapsco Valley State Park, Avalon/Orange Area
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 100 EAST
Take Exit 6 off Rt 100 to go NORTH on Route 1
Follow Rt. 1 North till it goes under US 895 and crosses the Patapsco River
Then turn LEFT onto South Street (there's a big facility on the south corner with a sign that says "Vehicles for Change")
Make an immediate LEFT into the Park
Stop at the Honor System box, take an envelope, put $2 in, detach the parking permit from the top, put envelope in box, put parking permit on your rear-view mirror
Continue about 1 mile to a stop sign at Gunn Road; go RIGHT and then RIGHT again into the Avalon Visitors' Center parking lot

Patapsco Valley State Park, Daniels Area
Take Route 29 all the way NORTH, past all the entrance ramps to I-70, till Rt. 29 dead-ends at Route 99/Rogers Ave
Turn RIGHT onto Rogers Avenue
Proceed a little over ½ mile to traffic circle; go LEFT onto Old Frederick Road (that's ¾ of the way around the circle)
Go about ½ mile and then turn LEFT onto Daniels Road
Follow Daniels all the way to the end (about 1 mile) to largest parking lot on the RIGHT

Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area
Take Route 29 NORTH; stay to the LEFT as you pass the split for I-70 East and continue on 29 North to the ramps to I-70 WEST (there are two ramps to I-70 West, one on each side of 29; you can use either of them); get onto I-70 WEST
Take Exit 83 and go NORTH on Marriottsville Road
Cross Route 99 and continue NORTH on Marriottsville Road
Go a little less than three quarters of a mile and turn RIGHT into the entrance to the McKeldin Area
Stop at the Honor System box, take an envelope, put $2 in, detach the parking permit from the top, put envelope in box, put parking permit on your rear-view mirror
Continue straight ahead to the parking lot directly in front of the entrance booth; we'll meet there
See the site:  www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/patapscomckeldin.asp

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 100 EAST
Pass the exits for I-95 and Route 1 and then go SOUTH on Route 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway)
Follow 295 SOUTH to the exit for Powder Mill Rd: go LEFT (EAST) on Powder Mill Road
Go 2 miles and turn RIGHT onto Scarlet Tanager Loop; we'll meet in the Visitor Center parking lot (1.4 miles down the Loop)
See their site:  www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent/VClocation.html

Piney Run State Park
Take Route 29 NORTH; stay to the LEFT as you pass the split for I-70 East and continue on 29 North to the ramps to I-70 WEST (there are two ramps to I-70 West, one on each side of 29; you can use either of them); get onto I-70 WEST
Follow I-70 WEST and take the exit for Route 32 NORTH
Follow Rt 32 North to Liberty Road (Rt 26) and make a LEFT on Liberty Rd
Go about 3 miles and turn LEFT onto White Rock Road
Go 1.8 miles and turn LEFT onto Martz Rd; follow Martz Rd to the park entrance and parking lot (there is a nominal entrance fee)

Quiet Waters Park: 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 100 EAST
Go 13.5 miles and take Exit 13A for Route 97 SOUTH, towards Annapolis/Bay Bridge
Go 13.8 miles: keep LEFT to take the US-50 EAST / US-301 NORTH exit towards Annapolis/Bay Bridge
In one half mile take the MD-665 exit towards Aris Allen Blvd / Riva Rd
Stay to the RIGHT to take MD-665 SOUTH at exit 22 toward Riva Rd
Go 2.7 miles and keep STRAIGHT onto Forest Drive
Go 2.3 miles and turn RIGHT onto Hillsmere Drive
Make an immediate RIGHT onto Quiet Waters Park Rd – the park is about a third of a mile ahead
See the site at :  www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org/map.html

Scott's Cove, Rocky Gorge Reservoir
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 216 EAST towards Laurel
Go RIGHT onto Crest Road
Go LEFT onto Scaggsville Road
Go RIGHT onto Pineway Road
Go RIGHT onto Harding Road
Parking lot is on the LEFT

Town of Oella: 425 Oella Ave., Catonsville, MD
(These directions will take you a longer way, but it's less confusing)
From Columbia / Route 29, take the exit for Route 40 EAST
At the first light, make a RIGHT onto Rogers Avenue, heading for Historic Ellicott City
Turn RIGHT and follow the signs to stay on Rogers Ave and continue towards Main Street, Ellicott City
Rogers Ave ends at Main Street: make a LEFT onto Main Street
Follow Main Street going EAST through downtown Ellicott City
As soon as you cross the Patapsco River, you'll pass Oella Ave on the left and then make the immediate next LEFT onto Westchester Ave
Follow Westchester until it intersects with Oella; at that intersection is the Country Corner Store; park in the lot next to the store
See their site:  catonsville.exploremd.us/oella/business/country_corner_store/
                     
Tridelphia Area, Tridelphia Reservoir
From Columbia / Route 29, take Route 108 WEST
Move to the right lane as you approach the intersection with Rt. 32, but do not get onto Rt. 32
Immediately after passing the ramps to Rt. 32, go RIGHT onto Ten Oaks Rd (the right-hand lane is a right turn only lane onto Ten Oaks)
At the fork, bear LEFT onto Brighton Dam Road; go about 3 miles and cross the dam
Go another mile or so and at the traffic light, turn RIGHT onto New Hampshire / Rt 650
Pass the turn for Green Bridge Road and swing LEFT to continue on Rt 650 for another 2 and ½ miles or so
Turn RIGHT onto Georgia / Rt 97 NORTH
After about ½ mile, turn RIGHT onto Tridelphia Lake Road (there's a small brown sign at the turn that says "Tridelphia Rec. Area")
Follow that to its end at the boat launch parking lot